French: Perruche à tête pourpre German: Kappensittich Spanish: Perico capelo
Albany, south-western Australia.
Extreme SW Australia, mostly within 100 km of coast.
36 cm; 98–156 g. Entire crown crimson, face and ear-coverts yellowish green; underparts purple, with flanks, thighs and undertail-coverts red; nape, mantle and wing-... read more
Flight call a harsh and hoarse, short “kcheh”, typically repeated in loose series. Also a three-... read more
Marri Eucalyptus calophylla forest and trees in pristine and altered landscapes including... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds of marri and other eucalypts, notably jarra E. marginata and E. cornuta, also those of Grevillea, ... read more
Aug–Dec. Nest in hollow limb or hole in tree, commonly high in jarra, marri or wandoo (E. wandoo). Eggs 4–7;... read more
Adults are mainly sedentary but fluctuations in local numbers of immatures occur according to food... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. CITES II. Fairly common, sometimes entering suburbs of Perth. While marri, regarded as a weed species, may actually have spread following human... read more
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